LWLA will participate again this summer in The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s award-winning Garden Dialogues series, marking the fourth year LWLA has participated in the popular series.  This year’s tour will be unique among Garden Dialogues offerings in that it will feature two properties representing two very different habitat types–a woodland garden and a sunny meadow–in varying stages of evolution.  Visitors have a special opportunity to see how two very different designed native landscapes come into being and evolve over time.

Led by Larry Weaner and the property owners, the tour will first visit a woodland garden on the northeastern side of Lake Wononskopomuc Lake in northwest Connecticut.  The woodland planting is at a particularly distinct moment in its evolution; the strategic establishment techniques used are still evident and instructive even as the planting is maturing into a beautiful woodland garden.  The wildflower meadow, on the other hand, once more than an barren acre of turf along the lake’s northern shore, embodies the dynamic diversity of a mature native landscape in full floral display.

These two properties, although small, provide an occasion to understand how two contrasting native landscapes can be successfully established and then evolve in a dance between humans and the patterns and processes of nature.

Our office is honored to collaborate again with The Cultural Landscape Foundation.  Watch for details and register for the event (scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Lakeville, CT) at The Cultural Landscape Foundation website.

You can also check out photos of the meadow project on our website.